I love my iPhone. I really, really do. I’ve been an iPhone user for about 4 years, now, and I just recently upgraded to the 5s. For my money, the iPhone has a ton of benefits that make it better (for me) than any of the other phones out there on the market.
There is one thing, though, that I wish was better on my iPhone, and that is the amount of battery time it has. I’ve done all the things that are supposed to make your battery last longer, but I still end up charging it at least once a day.
I have various charging options–the wall, of course, my computer, someone else’s computer, my car stereo’s USB slot, and I recently purchased an on-the-go battery.
But then, you have to make sure you have a cable… where’s the cable?? Plugged into the wall? My computer (because I was downloading photos from my phone?). It all starts to get kinda complicated.
Well, I recently got one of these dohickeys (the Nomad ChargeKey) in the mail, and it’s saved my life on more than one occasion. There are 2 things I am guaranteed to walk out the door with. One is my keys, and the other is my phone. I don’t even take my wallet sometimes, because I can pay for coffee with my phone at Starbucks, or I’ll just bring a bit of cash in my pocket.
This little guy attaches itself to my keychain, so I always have the ability to charge when I need to. It’s tough, too. I can say that, because I do not treat my keys gently, and it’s still working great. In addition, I’ve gone through quite a few of Apple’s charging cables, as the wires sometimes get broken right where they enter into the plug. This li’l guy is tiny but tough. The other thing I like about it, is that I don’t have to take off my iPhone case in order to charge, which I sometimes have to do with other cables.
The same company also makes a credit-card sized USB charger that you can keep in your wallet, and they are coming out with a carabiner-clip style in the early fall.
I like them a lot. They certainly have added a level of convenience and confidence to my life.
You can purchase your own Nomad ChargeKey at Amazon.ca.